Mission Action Statement
Engaging in welcoming, pastoral care, faith formation for all ages, the sanctification of each other and the world and support of vocations (Laity and Ordained). Celebrating the richness of care and support for each other by providing service to the poor, homeless, refugees, the sick and bereaved and the elderly and working for social justice and the protection of the environment in union with all people of good faith.
We welcome and journey with all through prayer and service, open to growth and committed to building a community of Christ’s disciples who share the joy of the Gospel.
Holy Family Parish is an inclusive, welcoming community of members filled with The Holy Spirit where all are valued, respected and supported. Our faith in Jesus nourished by the Eucharist urges us to bring people to him and to form missionary disciples who will go out to transform the world.
Archdiocese of Brisbane
AMID the bustle of an uncertain world around us, Brisbane Catholics are being invited to visit and experience a unique overseas mission.
The Missionaries of the Poor are calling for volunteers to visit and serve in their mission house in Labuan Bajo on the Indonesian island of Flores, and to assist in the daily care of disabled residents.
It might sound like a daunting task, however, in 2017 Fr Nev Yun, administrator at the Holy Family Catholic parish at Indooroopilly, led a small group on a nine-night visit to the MOP mission, and described the richness of the experience in terms of simplicity, gentleness and serving.
Latest Parish News
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- Sacking of Wallaby Israel Folau has triggered questions about freedom of religion and expression
- Deacons Josh Whitehead and Brendan Gormley eager for ordination to priesthood later this month
- Church advocates higher wages for Australian families who are doing it tough as real wages slump
- Brisbane family rediscover their roots on pilgrimage to a country of simple Christian faith
- Catholics must learn to survive in post-Christian world, US author Rod Dreher says
- Centacare volunteer Jennifer Scheers is still giving back and challenging young minds to learn
- Close to half a million Queenslanders living in poverty, St Vincent de Paul’s report shows
Information & Reminders
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Parish InformationLocation: 37 Ward Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 Office Hours: Mon 9am – 12pm | Wed 9am – 3pm | Fri – 9am to 12pm Contact Numbers: Telephone: (07) 33717466 | Fax: (07) 38702541
- Wednesday: Adoration – 5:10pm | Benediction – 5:50pm | Holy Mass – 6:00pm
- Friday: 8:10 am Rosary | Holy Mass – 8:30am
- Saturday: 5:30 pm – Holy Mass
- Sunday: 8:30 am & 6 pm – Holy Mass
Please remember in your prayers
Bryan Beirne, Paul Beirne, Ivan Rego, Norma Forgiarini, Emile Smets.
Recently Deceased: Michael Patrick Saunders
Eileen Williamson, John Davies, Sr Loyola Fraser, Flora Moroney, Margaret Tardent, Margaret Gormley, Annette Atwood, Sandra Jordan, Alice Gibbings, Mrs Phoebe Todd, Garth Gray, Josephine Pringle, Hab Ottaway, Mrs Concetta Gabric, Mary Catherine Mahony, Mrs McGaw, Bob Anderson, Bill Graham, Let Carney, Peter Spierings, Sandra Jordan, Pat Keefe, Mary Redhead, Joseph Carmody, Mary Josephine Scanlan, trevor John Mantiet, Phoeb Todd.
Vera Bradshaw, Eileen Keating, Doreen Treffene, Leon McDermid-Rice, Jim Colling, Win Apelt, Paul Valenti, Joyce Leahy, Fay Betts, Myles Wotley, Cecil Chardon, Gloria Clark, Andre Gregorious De Jong, Juan Arturo “Arthur”Esposo, Damien John Ledwich, Maria Rego.
Parish Pastoral Council: Fr Nev Yun (Administrator), Deacon Russ Nelson, Georges LeFevre (Chair), Clare Dyer (Deputy-Chair), Margie McKay-Lowndes (Secretary), Kevin Smith, Terence Chan, Martin Kelly, Christina Martin, Trevor Lambkin, Stephen Dyer Members of the Finance Council:Justin Byrne, Jennifer Muller, Damien O’Brien, Ashanti Uluwita. Children’s Liturgy of the Word: we have a new coordinator, Melody, who is organising the roster until the end of the year.
Care and Concern If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound, and would like a visit or Holy Communion brought to them at home, please contact any one of the following to make suitable arrangements:
The Parish Office Ph: 3371 7446 | Kevin Smith Ph: 0416 007 713 | Terence Chan Ph: 0423 553 432Children’s Liturgy: Every Sunday during the 8:30am Mass. (Except School Holidays)
Letter from Parish Finance Council
At a recent combined meeting of the building committee and finance committee, chaired by Father Nev, it was agreed that we needed to be as open as possible with parishioners around church building upkeep and maintenance and, more broadly, the finances of the parish. Like any organisation, the parish needs to maintain a healthy surplus each year so as to ensure we can continue to support our parish priest in the work that he co-ordinates and the upkeep of the fabric of the church itself.
Both committees, together with the parish council, are firmly of the view that we have a clear direction and are wanting to do all we can to see plans through.
So, with that in mind, a brief overview of parish finances for the last 2 years, including the forecast for the current year to 31 December 2019, can be summarised as follows:
YE 31.12.17 (’000)
YE 31.12.18 (’000)
These results show that the parish is making a modest surplus but it also indicates that, for a parish of our size, we need to do more to increase that surplus. One of the strategies being investigated now is a structured plan giving program. More on that in coming weeks.
On the matter of upkeep of the church building itself, we do have some challenges given the nature and age of the building.
The building committee has identified a number of maintenance projects that will be necessary over coming years. A 5-year capital expenditure budget for these works is being prepared now.
The plan is that maintenance items will be carried out over time on a priority basis and initial expenditure will be offset by cash reserves currently held by the parish of something in the order of 150K. Obviously though current reserves, together with the anticipated annual surplus over coming years, will be insufficient to cover all the capital expenditure costs and allow for our usual and planned parish expendi-ture. Some form of fundraising and/or borrowing will be required. Again, the finance committee is working on suggestions in that regard and we will keep you as informed as we can.
The important point that we are wanting you to know though is that both the building and finance committees, together with parish council, are confident in both the financial and spiritual strength of the parish and, with Father Nev’s enthusiasm and guidance, assure you that current challenges can be managed. Yours faithfully, Parish Finance Council
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